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backwoods, back country, boondocks, hinterlandnoun
a remote and undeveloped area
The land immediately next to, and inland from, a coast.
The rural territory surrounding an urban area, especially a port.
A remote or undeveloped area, a backwater.
Anything vague or ill-defined, especially one that is ill understood.
Hinterland is a German word meaning "the land behind" (a city, a port, or similar). Its use in English was first documented by the geographer George Chisholm in his Handbook of Commercial Geography (1888). Originally the term was associated with the area of a port in which materials for export and import are stored and shipped. Subsequently, the use of the word expanded to include any area under the influence of a particular human settlement.
The hinterland is the land or district behind a coast or the shoreline of a river. Specifically, by the doctrine of the hinterland, the word is applied to the inland region lying behind a port, claimed by the state that owns the coast. The area from which products are delivered to a port for shipping elsewhere is that port's hinterland. The term is also used to refer to the area around a city or town.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hint′ėr-land, n. the district behind that lying along the coast, or along a river. [Ger.]
The numerical value of hinterland in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of hinterland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of hinterland in a Sentence
Intermittent fasting has been in a hinterland for many, many years. There's been really no data on it.
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- المناطق النائيةArabic
- rerepaísCatalan, Valencian
- tagamaa, sisemaa, ääremaaEstonian
- سرزمین داخلیPersian
- takamaa, talousalue, syrjäseutu, peräkylä, vaikutusalue, sisämaaFinnish
- binnenland, platteland, achterland, hinterlandDutch
- głąb krajuPolish
- глубинка, глушь, захолустьеRussian
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